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Technical Sessions:

Theme of ISC - Seedsfor Joy
Tentative Program
Sunday, 12 February 2017
1600 CEO Conclave To be attended  by MD/ CEO/ Business Heads
Monday, 13 February 2017
1030 Inaugural Session Proposed Dignitaries:
Chief Guest Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Union Agriculture Minister, Govt. of India (Confirmed)
Guest of Honour Shri Purnendu Basu, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal (Confirmed)
Shri Abdur Razzak Molla, Hon’ble Minister of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal (Confirmed)
Shri Somnath Poudyal, Hon'ble Minister for Food Security and Agriculture Development, Government of Sikkim (Confirmed)
Key Note Speaker Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, DG, ICAR, New Delhi (Confirmed)
1130 Opening of Exhibition & Trading Table
1300 LUNCH
1400

Technical Session I : Crop Improvement Research Scenario in Indian Agriculture

Chair : Dr. J.S. Sandhu, DDG (CS), ICAR (Confirmed)

Co-chair : Dr V K Gaur, CMD, National seed Corporation (Confirmed)

  1. Status of Hybrids and future prospects for increasing crop productivity Dr V K Gaur, CMD, National seed Corporation (Confirmed)
2. GM Crop Regulation in India: Past, Present and Future Dr Arjula Reddy, Former Co-chair, GEAC & Former - VC, Yogi Vemana University, Hyderabad (Confirmed)
3. Contribution of CGIAR Institutes to the Indian seed sector - Opportunities for the Indian seed industry to collaborate Dr A. K. Joshi, CIMMYT (Confirmed)
4 .Current scenario of crop research in India -  Future directions to the private seed industry Dr. P K Gupta, Emeritus Professor – NASI (Confirmed)
5. Role of private sector for the advancement of Agricultural Research in India Dr K V Subbarao, Du Pont Pioneer (Confirmed)
1530 TEA
1600

Technical Session II : Application of Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture

Chair : Prof. Swapan K. Datta, Pro VC, Visva Bharati (Confirmed)

Co-Chair : Shri Khorlo Bhutia, Secretary, Agriculture, Sikkim (Confirmed)

  1. CRISPR System mediated genome editing to produce improved traits for breeding pipeline Dr. Anindya Bandopadhya, IRRI, Philippines (Confirmed)
2. GM Mustard, future for oilseed crop Dr. Akshay Pradhan, Professor, DU South Campus (Confirmed)
3. Technological advancement in Seed Treatment Dr. SMA Rizvi, Ex Director - Research, NDUAT (Confirmed)
4. Application of nanotechnology in seed science Mr. Hrushikesh Mirgal, Head, Asia - Pacific region, Croda’s Life Sciences (Confirmed)
5. Emerging technology for Seed Quality Assessment Shri G. V. Jagadish (Consultant, Indo American Hybrid Seeds) (Confirmed)
6. Advanced Next Generation Sequencing Technology for DNA Fingerprinting Shri Bipin Bihari, CEO, Agrigenome Ltd. (Confirmed)
1900 Cultural Programme
2030 Welcome Dinner
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
0930

Technical Session III : Regulations Governing Indian Seed Industry

Chair : Shri R. K. Singh, JS (Seeds), DoA&C, MoA&FW (Confirmed)

Co-Chair : Dr R. R. Hanchinal, Chairman, PPV&FRA (Confirmed)

  1. WTO & Intellectual Property Rights & Implications in Seed Industry Prof. Dinesh Abrol, Professor, ISID (Confirmed)
2. Regulatory Challenges for Seed Industry Dr R. K. Trivedi, Former DC(QC), DoA&C, Ministry of Agriculture (Confirmed)
3. Challenges in interpretation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002v Dr. Asok Kanti Sanyal, Chairman, West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata (Confirmed)
4. PPV & FR Act: Salient Features & Way forward Shri D S Mishra, Deputy Commissioner (Quality Control),  DoA&C, Ministry of Agriculture (Confirmed)
5. IPR in Agriculture Shri Essenese Obhan, MD, Obhan & Associates (Confirmed)
6. Implication of GST on Seed Industry Shri D S Agrawalla, CA, (Confirmed)
1100 TEA
1130

Technical Session IV :Panel Discussion - Cashless Transaction in Agriculture

Chair : Dr R B Barman, Chairman, National Statistical Commission (Confirmed)

Co-Chair : Shri Atanu Purkayastha, Former secretary, CIC (Confirmed)

  Cashless Transaction in Agriculture Sunil Prasad, ADG - West Bengal, Unique Identification Authority Of India (Confirmed)
Dr M. J. Khan, Chairman, Indian Council of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi (Confirmed)
Shri Vikram Tiwathia, Cellular Operators Association of India (Confirmed)
Shri Sanjeeb Kalita, Senior Executive, Ezetap (Confirmed)
Mr. Kunal Prasad, Chief Operating Officer at CropIn Technology (Confirmed)
1300 LUNCH
1400

Technical Session V : Mechanizing Cotton Harvest

Chair : Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi, Director, CICR (Confirmed)

Co-Chair :Shri Vijay Kumar Kale, Additional Commissioner, MoA&FW (Confirmed)

  1. Breeding objectives and plant type requirements to facilitate cotton crop agronomy for mechanizing harvest Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi, Director, CICR (Confirmed)
2. New transgenic trait development through CRISPR-CAS techniques for facilitating mechanizing cotton picking Shri Vijay Kumar Kale, Additional Commissioner, Mechanization & Technology Division, DoA, MoA&FW (Confirmed)
3. Challenges and Way Forward towards  Mechanization of Cotton Harvesting In India Dr. S.K. Shukla, Sr. Scientist, GTC, Nagpur (Confirmed)
4. Challenges of Cotton Mechanization in India Mr. Kedar Sadalgekar, Head – India Product Marketing, John Deere (Confirmed)
5. Need for mechanising cotton harvest and the approach towards mechanization Tarak Dhurjati, Vice President (Sales & Marketing, Strategy & Business Coordination),  Nuziveedu Seeds Limited (Confirmed)
1530 TEA
1600

Technical Session VI : New Trends in Vegetable Industry

Chair : Dr B. Singh, Director, IIVR (Confirmed)

Co-Chair : Mr Santosh Attavar, Indo American Hybrid Seeds (India)Pvt Ltd (Confirmed)

  1. Breeding for biotic & abiotic stresses in commercially important and underutilized vegetable crops Warwick Easdown, Regional Director, World vegetable Centre, South Asia/Central Asia, ICRISAT campus, Hyderabad (Confirmed)
2. Hybrid Seed Production of vegetable under Protected Cultivation Dr Balraj Singh, VC, Jodhpur Agriculture University (Confirmed)
3. Breeding for taste nutrition and quality in vegetables Prof. Pranab Hazra, Professor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal (Confirmed)
4. Tomato & Okra Breeding Current Status and Future Directions Dr. Surinder K Tikoo, Tierra Seed Science (Confirmed)
5. Quarantine and sanitary requirements for promoting production of vegetable seeds for export Mr Dhumal Subhash Anantrao, Ananta Vegetable Seeds Pvt Ltd. (Confirmed)
1730 Valedictory Session
  Guest of Honour Shri S. S. Ahluwalia, Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (Confirmed)
Key Note Speaker Dr Pradeep K Majumdar, Agricultural Advisor to Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal (Confirmed)
Shri Sanjeev Chopra, Addl. Chief Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal (Confirmed)
1900 Cultural Evening 
2100 Gala Dinner 
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
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